Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1100 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in the Industry-related companies in the United States and Canada. NICA's large amount of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, and IAFE Convention in November.

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Apply to the 2019 NICA Scholarship Program Today!

In 2019, the NICA Scholarship Program will continue to award multiple scholarships, including the Gene O’Brien, CCE Vocational School Scholarship and one scholarship with a donation from Coca-Cola in honor of CCE-designated NICA Members. The remaining scholarships will be provided using donations from fundraising and the NICA Membership.


The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the 2018 Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

New Members

Big Fun Enterprises LLC
Bop's Kettle Corn
Brass Ring Amusements
Cummington Fair
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Frazier Fair Foods
Fun Biz Concessions, Inc.
Good Food Gluten Free Corp
J and J Concessions Inc.
Jim Teece
Ledesma Concessions
RTJ Concessions Inc.
Schmidt Concessions
Sellallways Corp
Smash Brothers Concession
Spaghetti Eddies
Stephenson Family Concessions DBA Duncan Concessions / European Foods
Superior Land Concessions
The Giddy Piggy
Valentino's London Broil
Validity Marketing LLC
Winkle Concessions, LLC
World's Best Sundae

Upcoming Events


11-13: IAFE Zone 1 Conference
• Rockport, ME
14-16: IAFE Zone 3 & 6 Combined Meeting
• Indianapolis, IN
16-18: Tools of the Trade Seminar
• Indianapolis, IN
22: Pima County Fair Poker & Bingo Social
• Tucson, AZ


16-18: Florida Federation of Fairs and IAFE Zone 2 Meeting
• St. Augustine, FL